> These thousands of words of repeating claims with weird non sequitur digressions seem to amount to <snip>
I am done with this thread. It has received nothing but close-minded hostility. Which is fine. I understand. That's the way the world works. I've seen this kind of thing happen in many domains, not just programming.
If I had the power to delete this entire thread, I would. I actually regret daring to suggest there might be a different way to do things, not to change the entire language, but rather to solve the problem cleanly and elegantly with the introduction of a single symbol rather than piling on stuff. I love Python and will continue to use it, including the walrus operator. Life goes on.
Admin: If you have a way to just delete this entire thread, please do so. It was a waste of time for all involved.